A message from your Webmaster:

Your School Days Hosts took an idea and a wish and molded it into School Days, the virtual home of The SHS Class
of 1953.   A wagon, if you will, to take us down memory lane for a visit to the good old days at Senior High School.  
Our goal is to provide a home like atmosphere for class members to gather, a place to bring back those wonderful
memories of
School Days.  It is also a place to share those memories with family and friends especially with children
and grandchildren.   And just as important, it's an real effort to bring our circle of classmates closer together.

Your staff has worked long and hard to put together this trip down memory lane and we've had so much fun doing it.  
We've also had a lot of cheering and shouting as we drove our
School Days Wagon across your screen.  Now it's
time for you to climb on the wagon and make the trip back to
School Days with us.   Please take time to visit regularly
and most of all contribute your suggestions, pictures and stories to help make this a home for the Class of 1953 that
we will all want to visit often.

Bob Osterloh
We invite you to take a trip
down memory lane to
Springfield Senior High
School in 1953
Let's relive some of those
wonderful memories of
School Days
School Days
Nothing to do Nellie darling, Nothing to do you say,
Let's take a trip on memory's ship, Back to the bygone
days-
Sail to the old village school house, Anchor outside the
door,
Look in and see, there's you and there's me,
A couple of kids once more.
School Days, School Days, dear old golden rule days,
Readin' and 'ritin' and 'rithmetic, Taught to the tune of a
hickory stick,
You were my queen in calico, I was your bashful barefoot
beau,
And you wrote on my slate, "I love you, Joe"
When we were a couple of kids.

'Member the hill, Nellie Darling ?
And the oak tree that grew on its brow ?
They've built forty stories upon that old hill,
And the oak's an old chestnut now,
'Member the meadows so green, dear ?
So fragrant with clover and maize,
Into new city lots and preferred business plots,
They've cut them up since those days.

School Days, School Days, dear old golden rule days,
Readin' and 'ritin' and 'rithmetic, Taught to the tune of a
hickory stick,
You were my queen in calico, I was your bashful barefoot
beau,
And you wrote on my slate, "I love you, Joe"
When we were a couple of kids.
Welcome to the home of Springfield Senior High School Class of 1953.  We hope that as you  visit here it  will bring
back many memories of "School Days" at Senior High School.  We also hope that you will  share our "Class of 53"
home with  friends and  family,  but especially  with  children and grandchildren.   As one of the last  graduating  
classes  of Senior High School, every member of the "Class of 53" shares in the history of that  special place and
time.  Shown above is the renovated  East Wing originally constructed  between 1908 and 1913.  Roll your  mouse
over the picture and see the present auditorium which was built in 1939.
"School Days"
Dedicated to bringing old friends together.
Friends are like stars, you can't always see them, but you know that they are there.
Welcome to
"School Days"
The Virtual Home of the Senior High School
"Class of 1953"
Springfield Missouri
Our 55th Reunion is History, But the Memories Will Remain!
Everyone attending had a wonderful time renewing friendships and reliving memories.  We Have
completed our first phase coverage of the Reunion and invite you to visit our new pages.  We will
add more pictures as time progresses.  We hope that you enjoy what we have done and that it will
provide memories today and in the future.

Our 60th Class Reunion is now history and we must rely on memories of this wonderful day.  
School Days is dedicated to help keep those memories alive. We have added many  pictures
to our Reunion coverage. We invite you to take some time to view them.  I'm sure those of you
who attended this great event will enjoy reliving those moments.  For those who were unable
to be there we hope that this will help with memories of our school days. Also read a message
from Barbara Crandall Sapp reviewing the day.
SHS Class of 1953 60th Reunion News!
We have expanded our Home Page to make School Days easier to navigate. Click the link at the bottom of this page to continue.